China’s Yantai Wanhua shuts Ningbo MDI units – sources

30 March 2011 08:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes shut both its Ningbo-based methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) facilities early this week because of technical issues, industry sources said on Wednesday.  

The nameplate capacity of the two MDI plants is 300,000 tonnes/year.

One of the MDI units was shut because of water leakage and is expected to restart by the end of this week, sources said.

The other MDI plant was taken off line because of technical defects and is likely to restart on 6 or 7 April, sources added.

Yantai Wanhua was not available for comment.

“If the plant is to shut for more than one week, there will be significant impact to the existing tight market,” a northeast supplier said.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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